Re: Attached Verbs
|From:||Ed Heil <ejh@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 23, 2001, 0:05|
Ah, hadn't thought of something like the allative. I can see that.
On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Nik Taylor wrote:
> Ed Heil wrote:
> > I was with you up till here. I don't think 'become' would naturally be
> > treated any differently than 'be.'
> Well, become is a process, the "object" could be in another case, like
> an allative or something. Finnish uses the translative for the "object"
> of verbs of change, e.g., "Poika kasvoi mieheksi" = "The boy grew into a
> man". Granted, ergative/absolutive still seems highly unlikely to be
> used in a case like that.
> Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon
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